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Dejounte Murray’s instant reaction to $120 million Hawks extension

Dejounte Murray

According to reports, the Atlanta Hawks have made a long-term commitment to Dejounte Murray.

According to NBA source Shams Charania, the Hawks are nearing the end of a four-year, $120 million contract agreement with Murray.


Murray was arguably the Hawks’ second-best player after Trae Young last season, yet he was paid the fifth most in the league, trailing only John Collins, Clint Capela, and Bogdan Bogdanovic. In his debut season in Atlanta, the 2022 All-Star averaged 20.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game while shooting 46.6% from the field and 34.4% from beyond the arc.

The Hawks were able to sign Murray just at the contract extension sweet spot since Atlanta could only offer him a deal worth $30 million in average yearly compensation. Cap limits limit the size of raises that teams can provide to their current players. Murray’s previous agreement was around $64 million over four years, so there were fears that he might eventually play out of extension range and seek a greater payday.

There were even rumors last month that Murray would be available for trade before Atlanta could get rid of John Collins’ deal.

Hawks fans no longer need to be concerned.


Murray was arguably the Hawks’ second-best player after Trae Young last season, yet he was paid the fifth most in the league, trailing only John Collins, Clint Capela, and Bogdan Bogdanovic. In his debut season in Atlanta, the 2022 All-Star averaged 20.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game while shooting 46.6% from the field and 34.4% from beyond the arc.

The Hawks were able to sign Murray just at the contract extension sweet spot, since Atlanta could only offer him a deal worth $30 million in average yearly compensation. Cap limits limit the size of raises that teams can provide to their current players. Murray’s previous agreement was around $64 million over four years, so there were fears that he might eventually play out of extension range and seek a greater payday.

There were even rumors last month that Murray would be available for trade before Atlanta could get rid of John Collins’ deal.

Hawks fans no longer need to be concerned.